By virtue of the Finnish legislation concerning vessel waste management, vessels must leave all their waste generated at the vessel and cargo residues to port reception facilities (this concerns liquid oily waste, liquid and solid hazardous waste, lavatory water, and solid waste including cargo residues, category I catering waste, and waste for which the port does not have a specific collection system).Moreover, the vessel must provide the port of arrival with a notification concerning waste generated at the vessel and cargo residues in accordance with the form approved by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi). As a rule, this notification must be made 24 hours before arrival at the port.
Hazardous waste is only received by order.The order must be made 24 hours before the delivery of waste. The order must be made to the Duty Officer of Traffic Services, tel. +358 (0)20 790 8840 or by e-mail crane.vessel(at)haminakotka.fi.
No Special Fee payment system is applied at Baltic ports. In the system, a waste fee is charged regardless of whether the ship leaves waste at the port or not. At the Port of HaminaKotka, ships are charged port dues on waste disposal based on the ship’s net tonnage in accordance with the price list every time a ship calls at the port. These port dues cover solid waste, oil-containing waste originating from the engine room, and sewage.